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America’s Biggest Criminal Drug Dealers Go Free and Continue to Push Their Drugs that Destroy Lives

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by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Two of America’s largest criminal drug dealers recently reached a $10 billion settlement for their role in America’s opioid crisis that has cost tens of thousands of deaths and countless lives destroyed for the past several years.

As part of this settlement, nobody goes to prison, and these drug dealers get to keep pushing their harmful drugs. They even get to spread out their criminal payments over several years so they don’t suffer any business loss.

The CDC had originally issued stricter guidelines for prescribing opioids in an effort to reduce illegal use and addictions, but a couple of weeks ago they backtracked on those guidelines making it easier for doctors to continue prescribing opioids. (Source.)

Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs Kill Far More People than Illegal Street Drugs

Deaths resulting from prescription pharmaceutical drugs far exceed deaths due to illegal street drugs, and it is not even close.

The “war on drugs” started during the 1970s has created several generations now of mind-controlled drug users who incorrectly believe that illegal drugs are dangerous, while their prescription drugs are safe.

The most commonly used “illegal drug” used by millions of Americans today is cannabis, or marijuana. While it remains a felony to possess or use marijuana at the federal level, it is now legal to use at the state level for 74% of the U.S. population as of the last 2022 mid-term elections. (Source.)

While cannabis use has increased in the U.S. for both recreational and medical reasons, the pharma-funded corporate media continues to demonize it, and for good reason. Marijuana is best known for its recreational use, but if you can bypass the corporate censorship that obviously sees marijuana as a threat to patented pharmaceutical drugs, you will learn that the therapeutic benefits to marijuana are absolutely amazing.

And as a natural herb, it is one of the safest drugs to use. The most common side effects of “overdosing” on marijuana are falling asleep, and eating too much (it creates the “munchies”).

The safety of marijuana has been widely documented, but in today’s censorship atmosphere with the search engines, you are not likely to find this research and only find negative information regarding marijuana if you use an Internet search engine, and that includes privacy-based search engines such as that gets most of their results from Microsoft’s Bing.

In 2005, sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to find the number of deaths caused by marijuana compared to the number of deaths caused by 17 FDA-approved drugs. What they discovered was that marijuana has no cases of directly causing any deaths, only “secondary causes contributing to death,” which could be something like being too high to drive and getting into an automobile accident.

I had to go to to dig this up, but’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005 looked at the number of deaths caused by marijuana compared to FDA-approved drugs.

They stated that twelve of these FDA-approved drugs were chosen because they are commonly prescribed in place of medical marijuana, while the remaining five FDA-approved drugs were randomly selected because they are widely used and recognized by the general public. (Source.)

They summarized the data they collected from the FDA in the following tables:

IV. Summary of Deaths by Drug Classification

V. Chart of Deaths from Marijuana and 17 FDA-Approved Drugs

In 2003, WebMD published an article titled: “Marijuana Smoking Doesn’t Kill.”

While the statistics show marijuana is not fatal, the corporate media still does its best to demonize it. A recently published article that many even within the Right Wing Alternative Media highlighted suggested that smoking marijuana contributed to lung disease.

But as always, you have to examine the study for yourself to see what the data in that study actually stated. Here is what the corporate media published on the study:

So without even examining the actual study, and just reading what the corporate media published, does this study prove that smoking marijuana leads to lung disease?

No, it cannot make that conclusion, because people who only smoke marijuana and do not smoke tobacco, were not even included in this study!

Not only does this study NOT prove that smoking marijuana harms one’s lungs, there is plenty of evidence that marijuana can be used to treat lung diseases.

One of the pioneers who helped forge medical marijuana legislation in Oregon, Dr. Phil Leveque, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 90, has prescribed cannabis for over 5,000 patients and stated:

Dr. Leveque also claimed that smoking marijuana was not bad for the lungs, claiming cannabinoids are beneficial for lung tissues.

One of the people who apparently came across Dr. Leveque’s research was Florida Judge Doug Bench’s wife, who began searching for alternative treatments when her husband was diagnosed with late stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and only given 20 to 30 months to live.

She wanted her husband to try it, but there was one problem. As a judge, Doug Bench had sent 311 people to jail for marijuana possession and use. It was also illegal in Florida at the time.

But basically having nothing to lose, he started using it, and ended up having a full recovery. He is a strong advocate for medical marijuana today. Here is a 3-minute speech he gave in 2017 to the Florida Department of Health. This is on our Bitchute channel.

Judge Bench is very fortunate that his wife’s search of the Internet back then revealed the research on marijuana and lung disease, because that same search today would only turn up negative studies, such as the one I referenced above that just came out recently.

Fortunately, a search for “cannabis” on Health Impact News will return 156 results, and “marijuana” will return 201 results. You may not find these articles using Internet searches though.

One of the other common myths regularly blamed on marijuana, is that its use can be a “gateway” to more dangerous drugs.

However, since so many states have now legalized marijuana even for recreational use, the statistics actually show the opposite. In those states where marijuana has been legalized, opioid use has actually decreased. And some doctors are actually using medical marijuana to get people off of deadly opioids.

Opioid Pain Killer Drug Addictions Can Be Cured With Cannabis Dr. Oz Looks at Medical Marijuana as a Potential Cure for Opioid Addiction How Cannabis Can Be Used for Safe and Effective Opioid Drug Withdrawal Marijuana Decreases Death Rates From Pain Killers By Over 30 Percent

I clearly remember the first time I had a kidney stone attack in the early 2000s. It required an expensive trip to the emergency room (I did not have health insurance) because the pain was so bad.

I was prescribed an opioid for the pain, vicodin, which would relieve the pain, relaxing my body, and allow the stone to move closer to my bladder where it would eventually come out.

So the next time I had a kidney stone attack, instead of going to the ER I asked a holistic doctor I knew to prescribe me the same opioid, and I was able to manage it passing without further medical intervention. I never used up using the entire prescription of vicodin, as I knew how addictive they were.

But as I researched opioids and their side effects, and the fact that vicodin also contained acetaminophen, which is toxic to the liver and has other negative side effects, I began looking into cannabis products instead, and ended up getting a medical cannabis card from a doctor that allowed me to purchase cannabis products at a dispensary.

I was recommended a cannabis extract in a soft gel with 100 mg. of THC to get a similar effect as an opioid. The next time I had a kidney stone attack, I tried it, and while it took a bit longer to take effect, it worked just as well if not better than the opioid! And as I have reported here, opioids are dangerous and kill people, but nobody has died from marijuana products.

Over the years we have published many articles containing testimonies and research on how medical cannabis is saving lives. It is truly one of nature’s most powerful therapeutic herbs, so it is no wonder that Big Pharma wants to suppress it.

And yet at the same time Big Pharma is patenting synthetic versions of cannabis components that can be benefited from as a pharmaceutical drug.

Big Pharma Investing $BILLIONS in Patented Marijuana Drugs while the Natural Plant Remains Illegal to Millions of Americans

I certainly do not want to minimize the potential harm that any drug can cause with recreational use, including marijuana, but marijuana is far safer than prescription drugs, and far more beneficial as well. And as far as recreational use, it is far safer than legal alcohol use.

The true criminal drug pushers today are the Big Pharma drug pushers such as Walgreens and CVS, who get away with their criminal activities with no repercussions, while average Americans who use cannabis, and often for very legitimate medical purposes, are losing their children to Child Protection Services and being treated like criminals. And many of these parents are military veterans suffering from PTSD but know that psych drugs that the VA prescribes are dangerous and lead to record number of suicides, while cannabis does not.

Learn more about how people are healing diseases with marijuana.

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